Watch: CNBC Segment Explodes As Andrew Ross Sorkin Yells At Joe Kernen – ‘You Are In The Tank For Trump!’
On Wednesday morning, CNBC’s Squawk Box saw a heated argument between two of the show’s hosts, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen. The show’s opening segment was overtaken by the vicious debate and ended with Sorkin accusing Kernen of “being in the tank” for President Donald Trump.
In the intense discussion, Sorkin and Kernen argued over the stock market’s recent rally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kernen accused Sorkin of going out of his way to find negative market indicators. Sorkin fired back saying he was one of many smart people questioning how the market could be so high amid the global pandemic.
The conversation got especially heated when Kernen referenced their broadcast the day before and said Sorkin yelled and “just yelled again!”
Sorkin then asked Kernen to go ahead with the news, but Kernen instead offered a rebuttal. “You panicked about the market, panicked about COVID, panicked about the ventilators, panicked about PPE, panicked about ever going out again,” Kernen said.
Sorkin exploded in his response: “JOSEPH! JOSEPH! YOU DIDN’T PANIC ABOUT ANYTHING! JOSEPH, 100,00 PEOPLE DIED! 100,000 PEOPLE DIED, JOE! AND ALL YOU DID WAS TRY TO DO WAS HELP YOUR FRIEND THE PRESIDENT!”
Kernen fired back saying, “That’s totally unfair! I’m trying to help investors keep their cool! Keep their heads! And as it turned out, that’s what they should’ve done!”
The argument between the two continued on, even after Sorkin again pleaded Kernen to go forward with the news.